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Assistant Professor - tenure-track

Pomona College
Claremont, California
Depending on qualifications
Closing date
Oct 3, 2022

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Pomona College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor, beginning fall 2023. Candidates with expertise in any area of materials chemistry (broadly defined) are encouraged to apply.  


The teaching commitment is four courses per year over two semesters of instruction. The successful candidate will teach a course in their area of specialty, as well as other courses related to the department’s core curriculum. Successful candidates will have demonstrated commitments to teaching undergraduates and will be expected to develop a strong independent research program that includes all levels of undergraduate research activities. Both a Ph.D. as well as postdoctoral or equivalent relevant postgraduate research experience are required. 


The Department of Chemistry recognizes the persistent barriers to access for women and peoples historically excluded in our field based on ethnicity or race. We seek to disrupt this cycle by recruiting candidates of traditionally marginalized identities and, when hired, providing each with the resources to flourish. Pomona College is committed to increasing excellence through diversity and welcomes applications from women and members of underrepresented groups. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, all applicants will be reviewed in an equitable manner.


Application materials should include:


  • A cover letter that addresses your interest in the liberal arts, small residential colleges, and Pomona College in particular, and how you envision your research and teaching interests can contribute to the department and College. A current curriculum vitae. A statement about your intended research program, including which area of materials chemistry your program would engage and how you would involve undergraduates in research (typically 2-3 pages). A statement about your teaching philosophy: describe principles, practices, or experiences that inform the way you foster an inclusive classroom where all students are encouraged to participate (typically 1-2 pages). A statement explaining how you would mentor a diverse student body. Three letters of recommendation. At least one letter should specifically address teaching or mentoring. Academic transcripts from undergraduate and graduate institutions.

Visit this for additional information about the application process. Please upload electronic copies of these documents no later than September 15, 2022 to Complete applications received by September 15, 2022 will receive full consideration.  


Pomona is a highly selective private liberal arts college with an enrollment of approximately 1700 students, all undergraduates, and a student/faculty ratio of eight to one. Recognized as one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges, Pomona offers instruction in all major fields of the fine arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, and is strongly committed to the value of a residential educational community. Pomona is the founding member of the Claremont colleges, a unique collection of five small undergraduate colleges and two graduate institutions located in beautiful southern California near the foothills of the San Gabriel mountains, about 35 miles east of Los Angeles. Students of The Claremont Colleges can cross-register for courses at any of the colleges and have access to a shared library system containing over 2 million volumes. Pomona students thus enjoy the advantages of personalized instruction and close faculty-student interaction in a small liberal arts college setting, combined with the intellectual and extracurricular resources typically found at much larger universities.




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